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Erwin Kern

Full name: Erwin Kern
Gender: Male
Height: 6-0 (184 cm)
Weight: 179 lbs (81 kg)
Born: August 23, 1888 in Ferrette, Haut-Rhin, France
Died: March 20, 1963 in Schönau im Schwarzwald, Baden-Württemberg, Germany
Affiliations: TSV 1860 München, München (GER)
Country: GER Germany
Sport: Athletics

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Biography

Sprinter Erwin Kern was eliminated in the semifinals of the 100 at the 1912 Stockholm Olympics. In the semifinal the 4x100 relay, with Otto Röhr, Max Herrmann, and Richard Rau, set a world record of 42.3, but they were disqualified in the final due to a faulty baton pass. Kern set a world record in the 100 in 1912 with 10.5. One year later he won national titles in the 100 and 200.

Kern became Hanns-Braun-Gedächtnispreisträger in 1924. From 1923-38 he was president of the Track & Field Association of Oberrhein. Kern later bought a pharmacy in Schönau, in the Black Forest, and owned it until his death of a heart attack in 1963.

Personal Best\: 100 – 10.5 (1912).

Results

Games Age City Sport Event Team NOC Rank Medal
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 100 metres Germany GER 4 h1 r2/3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay Germany GER AC

Men's 100 metres

Games Age City Sport Country Phase Unit Rank
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany Semi-Finals Heat One 4
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany Round One Heat Fifteen 2 QU

Men's 4 × 100 metres Relay

Games Age City Sport Team NOC Phase Unit Rank T
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Final AC DQ [42.4]
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Semi-Finals Heat Three 1 QU/WR 42.3
1912 Summer 23 Stockholm Athletics Germany GER Round One Heat Five 1 QU/=OR 43.6
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